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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2009/03/05 - Ron Widup, executive vice president of Shermco Industries, will serve as conference chair for PowerTest 2009 in San Antonio, Texas.
Ron Widup, executive vice president of Shermco Industries, has been appointed conference chair for the PowerTest Electrical Maintenance and Safety Conference in San Antonio, March 9 - 12.
Hosted by the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, PowerTest 2009 is a conference designed to inform and educate those involved with electrical power system testing and maintenance. This year’s conference will provide sources for new products and services, as well as feature technical presentations involving best practices for electrical maintenance and safety procedures, codes and standards.
“Our committee members have been working hard to create an exciting technical program focused on safety, reliability and equipment issues impacting the power industry,” said Widup. “Attendees will receive numerous tools and resources in PowerTest’s paper tracks, interactive panels and symposiums which can be immediately put to use in their profession.”
Widup is a past president of the International Electrical Testing Association, and currently holds a position on the NETA board of directors and Standards Review Council. He is a principal member of the National Fire Protection Association’s technical committee on “Electrical Safety in the Workplace” (NFPA 70E) and the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) - Code Panel 11. He is on the advisory board for the TSTC Electrical Power and Control program in Waco, Texas. Widup is also a NETA Certified Level IV Senior Test Technician, State of Texas Journeyman Electrician, a member of the IEEE Standards Association and an Inspector Member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors.
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating machines and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of two strategic business units; Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 250 full-time employees and exceeds $50 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the American Wind Energy Association, European Wind Energy Association, Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the International Electrical Testing Association. For more information about Shermco Industries, visit their Website.